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A driver in Southwest Atlanta was hospitalized late Saturday night after her vehicle was pushed nearly a quarter mile down the roadway by a MARTA bus. The car and the bus were initially involved in a collision in the intersection of Ralph David Abernathy Blvd and Central Ave around 10:15 Saturday night. For reasons unknown at the time of Fox5’s reporting of the event, however, the driver of the unoccupied bus failed to stop after the accident, continuing on for nearly a quarter of a mile while pushing the car in front of it. A number of bystanders chased after the bus, yelling for the driver to stop. A spokesperson for MARTA said that the accident occurred because the driver of the red Mitsubishi Eclipse that was pushed by the bus ran the red light at the intersection. The bus driver was uninjured. The MARTA spokesperson also noted that the MARTA police and Safety Department are investigating the accident. MARTA has the ninth-largest police force in Georgia, with around 400 sworn officers and 50 civilians working for the department. More than 500 MARTA buses provide service along 101 local routes, featuring more than 1,400 miles of roadway. Due to their massive size, MARTA buses present a number of hazards to other roadway users, including significant blind spots on all four sides of the vehicle, and an increased distance needed for the brakes to pull the weight of the vehicle to a complete stop. If you have been injured in an accident involving a MARTA bus, an experienced bus accident attorney from Cambre & Associates LLC can help you understand the legal process for seeking compensation for the expenses and quality-of-life impacts you have incurred as a result of your injury. Contact us for a free case evaluation.